For the woman who feels her breast size is too small, or not properly contoured, cosmetic breast surgery can be the answer. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, this procedure involves using either an implant filled with silicone or an implant filled with saline (salt water) solution to increase fullness and projection of your breasts. Breast augmentation can also fulfill your desire to restore breast volume lost after pregnancy or weight loss.
Implants are placed either under the muscle (submuscular) or under the existing breast tissue (subglandular) to create the desired volume. Patients are encouraged to choose the size implants they feel will best enhance their breasts and give them their desired outcome. Our staff is available to assist in this important decision.
A breast lift raises and helps to firm the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and lift the breast for a more complimentary figure.
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts–at least for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.) Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume–for example, after pregnancy–breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both the firmness and the size. If you’re considering a breast lift, Dr. Chase can provide specific information on how to proceed in your particular situation.
For women who desire smaller breasts, Dr. Chase can reduce the size of the breast through the removal of breast tissue, then reshape the smaller breast. Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems, caused by the excessive weight, from back and neck pain or skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems.
Bra straps may leave indentations in women’s shoulders. Additionally, unusually large breasts can make a woman, or teenage girl, feel extremely self-conscious. Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammoplasty, is designed for such women. The procedure removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts to achieve a breast size in proportion to your body. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. After surgery women can participate in activities they only dreamed of before such as jogging, playing tennis or golf. They may now find bras that fit in regular department stores, and have less difficulty finding tops that fit properly. Most women are extremely delighted with the weight of the breasts gone and the preoperative medical problems improved.